Dollar General Partners with Autism Speaks

March 30, 2017
Throughout April, Dollar General will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization to support their efforts in research, awareness, family services and advocacy. Donations can be made either in stores or during online purchases.
“Part of our mission of Serving Others is our commitment to investing in organizations that extend help and hope to our customers and the communities we serve,” said Denine Torr, senior director of community initiatives. “During the month of April, we look forward to raising awareness and funds for Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.”
The fundraising drive is among many activities during Autism Awareness Month in April, which promotes understanding of the disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. Donations to Autism Speaks fund cutting-edge research, advocacy initiatives and free resources. They include Autism Speaks Tool Kits, which were downloaded more than 75,000 times in 2015, and the Autism Response Team, which last year answered more than 51,000 inquiries from families.
“We’re grateful to the employees and leadership of Dollar General and share the company’s commitment to innovative solutions that meet the needs of families and communities,” said Peter Morton, Autism Speaks vice president of corporate development.
To date, the partnership between Autism Speaks and Dollar General has raised more than $8.1 million to support the organization.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day.® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 18,566 stores in 47 states as of July 29, 2022. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at 

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